New York bill aims to define disability

Lawmakers in New York are trying to define temporary total disability as it applies to workers compensation.

A.B. 6707, introduced in the Assembly on Friday and sent to the Labor Committee, would amend workers comp law to elaborate that temporary total disability “shall consist of the injured employee’s inability to perform his or her pre-injury employment duties or any modified employment offered by the employer that is consistent with the employee’s disability.”

Current law only states what a worker is entitled to in terms of indemnity: 66 2/3% of average weekly wage. 


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